Common causes of truck accidents

In most cases, truck drivers are very good about avoiding accidents. This is understandable considering that they are professional drivers, and it is their job to drive safely. They even receive special licensing in order to guarantee that they are properly prepared to operate the large trucks without causing serious truck accidents. Unfortunately, these accidents still occur all across the country, including in Tennessee, and there are definitely times where the truck or its driver is at fault.

It is important to make the distinction that even if you are not at fault in the accident, it may not be the truck driver's fault either. Many truck drivers do not own the vehicles that they operate, and thus the care of these vehicles may not be adequate, and the driver would have no knowledge of the dangerous state. Of course there are instances where the driver is at fault, sometimes due to inadequate training or negligent driving, but there are also instances where the trucking company that employs the driver is at fault.

If a trucking company does not keep its vehicles in adequate working condition, a malfunction could cause an accident through no fault of the driver. Additionally, trucking companies may cause mistakes on behalf of their drivers in an effort to maximize profits. For example, if a truck driver is given an unreasonable delivery schedule, that driver may speed or drive recklessly in an effort to meet that schedule.

Unfortunately, this information does little to help you avoid a truck accident, as such accidents are oftentimes quick and unexpected. However, it may give you some insight into the legal factors that affect a truck accident so that you can properly be compensated if you are injured in a truck accident. For other questions regarding the legal aspects of trucking accidents, consider speaking with an attorney who is familiar with truck accident cases.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Bart Durham Injury Law

You Deserve To Be Paid For What You've Gone Through

Our attorneys have more than 75 years of experience helping people like you.

Results For Our Clients

  • $3 Million Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1 Million Judgment - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1,450,000 Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Truck
More Client Results

Testimonials

  • "All of the staff members at Bart Durham Injury Law are very friendly and great to work with. They have open lines of communication with their clients, and respond in a timely manner. I trust them with my legal matters, and would advise anyone else in need of a lawyer to contact them first." - Julia Batson
  • "Bart Durham has a great team of people who are quick to respond and quick to help. The first time I met with them, they were kind and welcoming, and really listened to what I had to say. After my accident, I wasn't sure what to do, or how to get started. They took me through the process step by step, and got me the help I needed to continue on with my life. This is a friendly team with a dedication to helping people, and I'm so thankful for them!!" - Kara Davidson
More Testimonials